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Heat Pump Repair in Crestview

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, your heat pump works hard to keep your house at the right temperature.

Unlike air conditioners, the outdoor unit on heat pumps doesn’t get time off when the temperatures cool down in Crestview. There’s no indoor furnace unit to take its place.

Instead, your heat pump operates all year to keep your home cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. That constant effort can culminate in the need for repairs.

If that time does arrive, Gordon Air Conditioning is happy to help. We can work on any heat pump—any model or brand. We work hard to make your space comfy again as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction, efficiency and safety are our top concerns. We’re happy to show you when you trust us with your home comfort.

Reasons for Heat Pump Damage

There are quite a few things that can cause trouble for your heat pump. Here are some of the most experienced issues:

  • Shortage of maintenance. Like you, your heat pump needs to be taken care of to stay in good shape. You have an annual checkup. Your heat pump has seasonal maintenance. You should schedule an appointment with an HVAC expert twice a year to help your system stay strong. Without maintenance, you’re putting your system at risk for a breakdown.
  • Clogged filters. One of the easiest ways to keep your heat pump alright is to frequently check and change your air filter. If you avoid it, your system has to work harder to keep you comfortable. Working overtime like that can lead to damage, and later, a repair.
  • Component failure. Your heat pump is made of quite a few parts—both moving and stationary. They’re all important to heating and cooling your home efficiently. When one breaks down, it can make it difficult—or impossible—for your system to carry on without a repair.
  • Thermostat problems. Your thermostat is a sensitive instrument. Any issue with it could make your home less comfortable.

Indications Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Mended

Now that you understand some of the usual causes of heat pump damage, it might be useful to hear how those concerns make themselves known. Here are some general signs something is amiss with your heat pump:

  • Your outdoor unit is covered in ice. During the winter, it’s possible that your outdoor unit will have some ice buildup. When this develops, your unit should shift into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your full unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a problem that needs professional service.
  • Your system is short cycling. By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump kicks on and stops before it’s had the opportunity to bring your home to your chosen temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is the incorrect size for your home. And if it isn’t taken care of, it could wear your heat pump down.
  • Your energy bills are climbing. Your heat pump is one of the most efficient HVAC solutions available—especially if you take care of it. If you’re doing everything you can to take care of it and are still watching your energy costs go up, it’s time to bring ina professional.
  • Your heat pump is getting noisy. Your heat pump isn’t going to be absolutely silent, but it also shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. If you’re hearing new sounds from your unit—especially any that sound wrong—you may want to have a professional look it over.
  • Your heating or cooling seems weaker. Decreased home comfort is maybe the most obvious—and annoying—sign you may need a repair. If you’ve tried adjusting your setting and nothing seems to work, Gordon Air Conditioning can help.

Repair or Replace: How to Choose

When your heat pump stops working, it seems only natural to call for a repair. But sometimes, a repair isn’t worth it anymore. In those times, a replacement is a better choice. Here are some factors that can help you choose if a repair is a better option:

  • Your heat pump is younger than 10 years old. If your heat pump is still somewhat young, a repair likely makes sense. It still has a lot of life left for you. However, if your heat pump is up there in years, a replacement might make more financial sense.
  • You haven’t repaired your heat pump a bunch of times. If a repair on your system is a relatively rare occurrence, you may want to continue with the repair. If you feel like you’ve been repairing your unit a lot, it might be time to contemplate a replacement.
  • Your needed repair is small. If a technician can take care of your issue easily and the price is relatively low, a repair is most likely your best choice. But if your repair will cost you quite a bit—like replacing your heat pump’s compressor—it’s likely better to invest that money into a new heat pump that will serve you for a lot longer.

A Gordon Air Conditioning technician can walk you through all your alternatives and help you decide if repair or replacement makes more sense for your system. No matter what you need, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 850-250-0335 or make an appointment with us online.

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